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Kayi Cheung actress and former  "Miss Hong Kong"

What an absolute privilege it was to be given the amazing opportunity to decorate for the drop-dead gorgeous model and actress, Kayi Cheung and her new hubby Nathan Lau!! Their fairytale reception took place at Terminal City Club, arguably one of THE most stunning venues in Vancouver. Such an honor to meet the former Miss Hong Kong 2007 winner. Kayi also received the Miss Vitality Ambassador award, and is most notably known for playing "Isabella" on Hong Kong's TVB hit sitcom series "Come Home Love". Currently Kayi is a successful programme host. Congratulations Kayi & Nate, THE SWEETEST couple I've ever met... an unforgettable night of love!! Had the time of my life<3 

(photo taken at Terminal City Club) 


Monte Durham of TLC's  "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta"

Monte Durham is best known as the Fashion Director on TLC?s hit show "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta". Monte?s career as a bridal image consultant landed him in the pages of Elegant Bride, The Washingtonian, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Town & Country, InStyle and Brides Magazine. A proud West Virginian, Monte?s careers in fashion merchandising and hair styling prepared him for the often emotional and quickly changing world of bridal. This impossibly tall, silver-haired gentleman - with his sly sense of humor - can soothe any stressed bride with just a veil and a chandelier earring. I cannot begin to tell you what an absolute honor it was to finally meet one of my biggest idols in person for my very own personal gown fitting! Overflowing with Southern charm & wit, he had us all giggling nonstop :D It's no wonder so many fans are in love with this amazing man!! Love you Monte<3

(photo taken at The Tradex Wedding Show) 


Karen Tran of Karen Tran Floral Designs

Karen Tran, the renowned celebrity florist, has a true passion for her art form and her clientele are fortunate to have her fantastic floral sculptures decorating their events. Karen Tran has built a reputation for excellence in the event and wedding planning and designing for over 20 years. From weddings to dinner parties, to corporate affairs, Karen Tran?s style designs add extravagant elegance, and dazzling opulence wherever there is a desire for the beauty of extraordinary flowers. Known as one of the country's leading wedding designers, Karen has set a high standard and considered a trendsetter in her field. Such an honor and inspiration to be able to see Karen's magnificent floral creations up close. It was truly a dream come to true to finally meet this incredibly talented & successful woman!!

(photo taken at The Floral Experience Event)


Christina Sing lead singer of DESTINEAK

 Christina Sing and her husband Bobby James are the fabulous duo DESTNEAK. Christina's enigmatic & exotic vocals coupled with Bobby's hybrid electronic percussions form this amazing pair. They have collaborated with the likes of Paul Van Dyk, Stonebridge, DJ Antoine, Ian Carey, Lazy Rich, Jenson Vaughan, Antillas, Sunloverz, Erick Decks, and more. Their first single 'Just The Music' earned them Virgin Radio's Best of BC Artists in August 2010. Their second single 'Calling Your Name' won them CHUM Radio Emerging Artists and peaked at #6 on the Itunes Electronic Charts, which landed them a licensing deal with Sony Music Canada. DESTINEAK?s single ?Silenced? charted Top 10 on the Beatport trance charts, and features one of EDM?s most sought after remixers, DJ Antillas. They are currently featured on platinum selling DJ Antoine?s album Sky is the Limit, as well as Grammy Award-winning Paul van Dyk's new album in 2014 to be released on Sony.  DESTINEAK are also two time winners of Best Live Performance Group at The Vancouver Clubvibes Awards. An absolutely amazing couple with amazing energy and talent! Such a pleasure to work with and wish them both continued success<3

(photo taken at Jewel Ballroom Event) 


Robert Turbin of the Seattle Seahawks

Robert Turbin is the NFL runningback for the Seattle Seahawks. In 2012, Robert was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks with the eleventh pick of the fourth round (106th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft. Before playing in the NFL, Robert played college football for the Utah State Aggies. He ran for at least 100 yards in five of six games. His 1,517 rushing yards during the 2011 season ranked 10th among NCAA Division I FBS players. He was also a two-year letter-winner in basketball as well as track & field. Robert holds a record for 354 yards on 81 carries in his NFL rookie season. Truly an honor to meet this incredibly talented athlete!!

(photo taken at Whistler Fundraiser Event) 


Jo Koy  Filipino-American Stand Up Comedian

Jo Koy is a Filipino-American stand up comic. He is currently touring as a headliner, and performs in clubs and theaters across the country. He has gained a large following of fans from his semi-regular appearances on The Adam Carolla Show, where he does numerous impressions. Jo Koy has won the Showtime at the Apollo, performed in front of troops in the USO Tour, can be seen on various VH1 I Love the 70's. 80's, 90's, Tru TV's World's Dumbest and New Millennium episodes, Amp'd Mobile phone commercials and received a second invite to the Montreal Comedy Festival Just For Laughs, the series for which he was awarded Canada's prestigious Gemini Award.  Jo Koy performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and became one of a select few comics to receive a standing ovation on the show. 

(photo taken at the Break The Mold Tour) 


Kid Carson of  "The Kid Carson Show" on SONIC 104.9

Kid Carson is one of Vancouver's most popular morning DJs. Born and raised in Toronto, he has worked at numerous radio stations across the country including Kiss 92 in Toronto. He moved to Vancouver in 2004 and soon after made the leap from evenings at Z95 (95.3 FM) to Vancouver?s No. 1 Morning Show on The Beat (94.5 FM) in 2006. Shortly after joining The Beat, the Morning Show was renamed The Kid Carson Show and quickly became Vancouver's top-rated radio show. In 2012, after 7 years at The Beat, he made the bold and abrupt switch to SONiC (104.9 FM), where he still continues to host The Kid Carson Show. Kid is not only a big radio personality, he has a big heart too! Very involved in the community, he has hosted countless numbers of local charities and fundraiser events throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. 

(photo taken at Plush Gala Night Event) 


Nick Toogood of Premiere Talent Management

 Nick Toogood is a local model/actor and Talent Agent for Premiere Talent Management, which represents some of North America's top actors in film, television, animation and advertising. His wife, Melanie Hawthorne-Toogood, also works for Premiere Talent Management as a Senior Managing Agent. She has 18 years experience developing, promoting and managing careers of principal actors (Series Leads, Feature Film Leads, Guest Stars) and high fashion models, for bookings in Canada, the U.S. and abroad. Her bookings include roles on Smallville, Supernatural, Really Me, The Firm, Tower Prep, and The Haunting Hour to name a few? Major commercial bookings include Ford, Kraft, Barbie, Toyota, Verizon, Applebee?s, Hasbro, Campbell?s, and Wireless Wave among hundreds of others. What a great opportunity it was to be able to work for (and alongside) this adorable and highly-respected power couple!

(print shoot taken aboard Celebrity Cruiseline)